Age 93, of Spring Arbor, formerly of Leoni Township, passed away at the Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center on January 26, 2018. Bert is survived by his daughter, Shari (John) McUmber; four grandchildren, Amy Johnston, Todd (Wendy) Willoughby, Lauren (Mike) Perish and Nathan McUmber; three great-grandchildren, Brady (Racheal), Ashlie, Dustin and one great-great-granddaughter Gabriella. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; son, Ron; brothers, James (Punk) and William Glenn (Hardy) and his parents, Emmitt and Rebecca (Capps) Willoughby. Bert served the nation in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retiree of Walker Manufacturing and also worked maintenance at W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital; was a life member of Jackson Masonic Lodge #17 F.&A.M. He was a longtime member and deacon at Gorham Baptist (Grace) Church and more recently a member of Sycamore Baptist Church. Private funeral services will be held. Masonic Memorial honors will be given by Jackson Lodge #17 and Military Honors will be given by the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team at Hillcrest Memorial Park where interment will take place. The family expresses their heartfelt and grateful appreciation to Great Lakes Caring Hospice for their excellent care. For those who wish, contributions may be directed to Sycamore Baptist Church, 142 Sycamore St., Jackson, MI 49202.
Sycamore Baptist Church
142 Sycamore Street, Jackson MI 49202